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Washington State University
Joseph Hewa

Joseph Hewa

Clinical Assistant Professor, Internship Coordinator 509-335-8678 Johnson Tower 601B, Pullman PO BOX 644852

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Education/Training

  • Ph.D. Communication, Washington State University, 2019
  • M.A. Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University, 2007
  • B.A. Religion, Whitworth University, 2002

Professional Experience

2016-Present
Clinical Assistant Professor and Internship Coordinator, Department of Human Development, Washington State University

2013-2016
Academic Coordinator and Instructor, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Washington State University

2011-2013
Admissions Advisor and Instructor, Eastern Washington University

2009-2011
Director of Teen Programs, YMCA of the Inland Northwest

2002-2008
Director of Youth Programs, Colbert Presbyterian Church

Interest Areas

  • Community-based participatory research
  • Meanings of health and health discourses
  • Experience of living with diabetes
  • Organizational and team culture
  • Career development and career transitions

Courses Taught

  • HD 200 Introduction to the Field of Human Development
  • HD 497 Professional Preparation
  • HD 498 Field Placement
  • COM 138 Communication Overview
  • COM 102 Public Speaking in the Digital Age
  • COM 479 Youth and the Media

Publications and Presentations

Publications in Progress

Hewa, J.M. (in progress). Diabetic Dialectics: Dialectical Tensions in Living with Type 1 Diabetes as Reported through a Community-Based Participatory Research Project. To be submitted to Health Communication.

Sage, R.A., Hewa, J.M. (in progress). “The past is the future”: Exploring availability and access to fresh produce in Whitman County through photovoice. To be submitted to Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action.

Hewa, J.M., Kallman, D.I., (in progress). Teaching change by changing teaching: Introducing communication for social change through empowering pedagogy. To be submitted to Communication Teacher.

Peterson, J.C., Niu, Z., Hewa, J.M., Hellman, K., (in progress). “Sometimes I don’t even know why I’m here”: Community-based participatory research through photovoice to explore international students’ mental health in the United States. To be submitted to International Journal of Intercultural Relations.

Kallman, D.I., Hewa, J.M., Peterson, J.C. (in progress). Teaching change by changing teaching: Introducing communication for social change through empowering pedagogy. To be submitted to Journal of Communication Education.

Hewa, J.M., Chen, C., Peterson, J.C. (in progress). “It’s not a pager”: Exploring health identity, perceptions of public views of diabetes, and health behaviors of adult type 1 diabetics. To be submitted to Health Communication.

Recent Conference Presentations

Hewa, J.M. (2018, April). Healthy food and land: Photovoice in rural Whitman County. Presentation at the Northwest Harvest Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.

Sage, R.A., Hewa, J.M. (2018, January). Community-based participatory research through photovoice: Exploring availability and access to fresh produce in Whitman County. Presentation at the Palouse-Clearwater Food Coalition 2018 Food Summit, Pullman, WA.

Hewa, J.M., Chen, C. (2016, November). “You just need to watch what you eat, right?”: Exploring social interactions and self-identity of adult type 1 diabetics. Paper presentation at National Communication Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Kallman, D.I., Hewa, J.M. (2016, June). Teaching change by changing teaching: Introducing participatory methods of teaching in graduate and undergraduate seminars. Paper presentation at International Communication Association Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

Kallman, D.I., Hewa, J.M. (2015, November). Teaching change by changing teaching: Introducing communication for social change through empowering pedagogy. Paper presentation at National Communication Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Hewa, J.M., Wagner, J.K. (2015, March). Kenyan runners to iGeneration students: Why grit and failure are both keys to success in college. Presentation at the National Academic Advising Association Regional Conference, Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Hewa, J.M. (2014, September). The underground life of seeds: How failure can be a prerequisite for success. Presentation at the University of Idaho Advising Symposium, Moscow, ID.

Hewa, J.M. (2014, March). Creating change: How to initiate and sustain change. Presentation at the National Academic Advising Association Regional Conference, Vancouver, B.C.